September 17: Industry groups have reacted to reports that Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in the manufacture of some canmaking coatings and plastics containers, causes increased heart disorders and diabetes in humans.
The study was published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to coincide with a meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration that discussed research into the effects on the chemical.
Both the FDA and the European Food Safety Authority have published reports which effectively clear the chemical of any concerns.

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